The long-awaited meeting between presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan finally occurred Thursday morning at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee.
Based on the reaction of RNC chair Reince Priebus, the meeting went rather well, with plenty of common ground being found between the two men.
Priebus tweeted after the meeting, “The meeting was great. It was a very positive step toward party unity.”
Though neither man took questions from reporters following the meeting, a joint statement was released summing up the discussion.
“The United States cannot afford another four years of the Obama White House, which is what Hillary Clinton represents. That is why it’s critical that Republicans unite around our shared principles, advance a conservative agenda, and do all we can to win this fall. With that focus, we had a great conversation this morning,” the statement read.
“While we were honest about our few differences, we recognize that there are also many important areas of common ground. We will be having additional discussions, but remain confident there’s a great opportunity to unify our party and win this fall, and we are totally committed to working together to achieve that goal.”
“We are extremely proud of the fact that many millions of new voters have entered the primary system, far more than ever before in the Republican Party’s history. This was our first meeting, but it was a very positive step toward unification,” the statement concluded.
Joint statement from House Speaker Paul Ryan and Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/qwG2NWSqv2
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) May 12, 2016
This is excellent news for those concerned about the unity of the GOP as the election cycle nears the convention stage before entering the final stretch of the general election in the fall.
H/T The Daily Caller
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